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Building a world where women can choose to be what they want to be

International Women's Day

08 Mar · 19h00

Celebrating International Women's Day also means remembering history. How did we get here? What has been achieved? Who were the main players? How long have we been wrestling with equality issues?

 

At a time of questioning, past memories and future challenges, here is a brief summary of the European History of Women's Rights. We recall what has been done, rolling the dice for what still remains to be done.


Did you know, for example, that Finland was the first country in Europe to allow votes for women, as well as their running for election? That it then became the first country in the world to elect women to Parliament? This happened between 1906 and 1907, and four years after the first International Women's Day was celebrated (1911). 

 

Find these and other interesting facts in our video:

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“We must break down the barriers that prevent women from freely choosing the path they want to follow”

Portuguese Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva recorded a message where she highlights the importance of the role of the women who are on the frontline in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Women who are faced with added difficulties at work, in income and in reconciling personal and professional life, in a year that was particularly difficult for all.

“ The fight for equality is a daily fight and it will only end when the fact of being a woman does not limit opportunities and aspirations. ”

Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State for the Presidency

See the message from the Minister of State for the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, about this date:

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